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Epilogue: red train journeys

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This final section assesses some accounts of American visitors to the Soviet Union in the early 1930s in terms of modernist travelogue writing. The poets Langston Hughes and E.E. Cummings, who were ... More


The Infrastructure of Health

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter recounts the early history of the American public health movement, which arose in the wake of urban infrastructure design failures. Noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted led the ... More


Left, Right, and Wrong

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0015
Subject:
Art, Design

The chapter examines the politics of planning and urban design, and how they reflect the oppositional nature of contemporary thinking. Despite oppositional thinking’s long history in Western culture, ... More


A Third Industrial Revolution

Thomas Fisher

in Designing Our Way to a Better World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698875
eISBN:
9781452954264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698875.003.0017
Subject:
Art, Design

This chapter considers the next stage in capitalistic development, which Jeremy Rifikin terms the “third industrial revolution. It explores the implications of such a revolution for how we live and ... More


Craft and the Handmade at Paolo Soleri’s Communal Settlements

Elissa Auther

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the work of Paolo Soleri, one of the best-known utopian thinkers and architects of the twentieth century. His elaborate philosophies, eccentric artistic practices, and ... More


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